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Research Article

Dried-Blood Spots: A Cost-Effective Field Method for the Detection of Chikungunya Virus Circulation in Remote Areas

  • Soa Fy Andriamandimby equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Soa Fy Andriamandimby, Jean-Michel Heraud

    soafy@pasteur.mg

    Affiliation: Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Jean-Michel Heraud equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Soa Fy Andriamandimby, Jean-Michel Heraud

    Affiliation: Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Laurence Randrianasolo,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Jean Théophile Rafisandratantsoa,

    Affiliation: Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Seta Andriamamonjy,

    Affiliation: Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Vincent Richard

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Published: July 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002339

About the Authors

Soa Fy Andriamandimby, Jean-Michel Heraud, Jean Théophile Rafisandratantsoa, Seta Andriamamonjy
Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Laurence Randrianasolo, Vincent Richard
Epidemiology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Corresponding Author

Email: soafy@pasteur.mg

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SFA JMH VR. Performed the experiments: SFA JTR SA. Analyzed the data: SFA JMH VR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SFA JTR SA. Wrote the paper: SFA JMH VR. Management of the sentinel surveillance network: SFA LR. Management of sample collection: LR.